Valentines Day A Time To Be Thankful For Love
Saturday, February 13, 2016 5 comments
Somehow, many of our holidays have ceased to focus on the meaning of the holiday and have become more focused on commercialism and "things" instead. Tomorrow is Valentines Day. I hope that I focus with an attitude of gratitude for those who I l... Read more
Backing Off Exercise Today
Friday, February 12, 2016 5 comments
I woke up stiff as a board this morning. I took a warm shower which did nothing. I took pain medication which just barely took the edge off. My asthma is acting up because the heat came on last night and because I am so out of shape due to il... Read more
Progress To Report!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 7 comments
Over the past few days, I have worked hard on my therapy tasks and exercises. I am paying closer attention to safety, breathing while exercising, pacing, form and posture. There are so many things to concentrate on, that I can get overwhelmed.... Read more
Better Today Fingers Crossed
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 6 comments
I felt better today when I got up. I didn't have as much nausea from pain and stiffness. I slept better too. I am down to two pain pills per day but would prefer to not take any. I dislike the way I feel when I take them but like the pain cont... Read more
My PT Made Changes To My Exercises
Monday, February 08, 2016 5 comments
I had a bunch of questions for my PT when he arrived this morning. (Last week another therapist saw me while my therapist was away on vacation.) The calf raises I have been doing started giving me cramps in my toes. We changed them from standi... Read more
Improvement With Physical Therapy Changes
Sunday, February 07, 2016 3 comments
Yesterday, I switched around my therapy exercises and adjusted the number of repetitions. Although I was stiff and sore this morning, a little activity took care of the discomfort. I completed my first set of exercises without issues. Hubb... Read more
Thanks Spark Guy For The Suggestion!
Saturday, February 06, 2016 7 comments
First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone you read my blog yesterday and supported me. You have no idea how much all of the encouragement and words of comfort mean to me. You truly touched my heart. I thought about what Chris, "Spark Guy" D... Read more
Gaining Strength From The Experiences Of Others
Friday, February 05, 2016 7 comments
Today has been a mixed bag for me. I have an inner war going on about pushing myself too hard, too quickly and being patient and listening to my body - listening to the actual cues my body is giving me. I am making good progress with my physic... Read more
Slow Progress With My Hip - Very Positive!
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 7 comments
I spoke with my orthopedist's office this afternoon. They said that once some more of the swelling goes down in my leg, I can take off the compression socks. Yes! They also said that all of the restrictions on my movements are lifted except fo... Read more
I Am Finally Home From The Hospital!
Sunday, January 31, 2016 9 comments
I can't tell you how good it is to be home from the two hospitals! I have been "Sparking" on my cell phone but it can't hold a candle to using my iPad or PC. I want you to know that you have all been missed. Your support kept me sane through ... Read more
Update On Surgery Prep
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 12 comments
Hubby took me to have my final pre-op test yesterday. I was very pleased that I did a good job at my pain management all day long. Once we were finished, we got some lunch and went home. My biggest job of the day was to track down the results... Read more
My Surgery Schedule For Friday
Monday, January 04, 2016 9 comments
Today, I had my pre-op appointments with both my orthopedic surgeon and the hospital. Including travel time the whole ordeal took over seven hours. By the time I arrived back home, I was just a mess with pain. It has taken me over three hours ... Read more
Sunday, January 03, 2016 6 comments
After having weather that broke all kinds of records for being warm, today is rather cool. As far as Florida standards go, cool is in the 50's, which is our temperature range so far. It is still fairly dark outside due to a weather forecast th... Read more
Instead Of Making New Year's Resolutions......
Saturday, January 02, 2016 12 comments
I have decided to forego making New Year's resolutions this year. Instead, my goal for 2016 will be to recover from my surgeries and regain my health. I will complete the required physical therapy to the best of my ability. By biggest challen... Read more
I Need Suggestions!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 10 comments
On January 8th I will be having my first surgery - my left hip replacement. I will be in the hospital for 3-5 days and then I will go to a rehab hospital for 7 days. This probably sounds dumb but I have a huge Spark streak going for signing in... Read more
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